Fall 2014

Electrical Engineering and Business Admnistration

Edison Engineering Development Program – GE Aviation → Both attending school (masters) & working outside of Philadephia

Previous Involvement with SASE
I was one of the founding members, starting off as VP with David Hwang as President and eventually moving onto becoming President, then serving as the first South Regional Coordinator/Manager. I’m currently involved with SASE on a national level as the National Conference Chair 2016 and the Leadership Chair.

How has SASE helped you get to where you are today?
SASE taught me to fail fast, and fail often. Whether it was a bad pilot program or a horrible job interview, my time in SASE taught me to be resilient or “elastic” (hehe, 6E) and quickly bounce back from any negative experiences.

What advice would you give to older SASE members prepping for life after college?
Tom Fernandez once said that the key to success is “365 – Speak Up!” Be respectful, but keep your eyes open for ways to challenge the process – it’s the only way to truly make a change.

What advice would you give to younger SASE members who are still trying to figure things out?
Don’t spend too much time dwindling on potential outcomes or having “FOMO.” The best way to find out what you’re truly passionate about is through experience, so take a risk and dive right in.

What is your favorite UF SASE memory?
My favorite UF SASE memory is from spending the night at David’s house in Orlando before traveling to the 2nd national conference. While we didn’t get much sleep (~2 hours or so), we all had a great time playing games and bonding with one another. That evening, we also got to surprise Greg for his birthday!